Harold thanks Lyn for signing the street petition.
Karl and Susan bicker over signing the petition.
Leo catches Evan and Maggie going through his locker.
Evan and Maggie tell Leo that they're worried about him as he doesn't talk to them. Evan lets slip that he's been showing 'signs', which leads Leo to realise they think he's doing drugs. He tells them they can go through his locker but they won't find anything and tells them they may as well do a blood test while they're at it.
Drew and Libby's Flat
Libby asks what Drew thinks of the name Demo for the magazine. He agrees that it's a good name, and mentions that a contact of his owns a printing company who he might be able to arrange a deal with. Libby talks about how the magazine is going to give her freedom of speech, and comments that top journalists will hopefully come to write for it. Drew mentions that she needs to think and plan the business side of the magazine; costs etc. Libby tells him she doesn't know much about it, so he suggests that she talks to someone who does.
Karl worries about what he's going to do with trying to get Darcy out of the surgery. She tells him they'll find a way and mentions they should be heading off to Libby's.
Paul mentions that with Tad and Flick together he feels like 'two's company' and so joins Harold for dinner instead. Harold tells him about his plans for the shelter and is pleased that it will be going ahead. Paul points out that maybe the neighbours haven't said anything to object because they don't want to hurt his feelings.
Leo is enjoying a milkshake, but tells his parents that he could also have a cake and watch an R rated DVD to make up for what they did. They tell him that they're sorry, but he's not off the hook just yet. Leo tells them that he is just selling a few CD's around school to save up some money to buy a skateboard. Maggie and Evan both thought he was saving up for a bike, so Leo makes a quick escape to the bathroom. Neither are sure whether to believe him or not.
Drew and Libby's Flat
Libby has gathered everyone to help her with a meeting about the magazine. Harold tells them about Paul's earlier comment with the neighbours not telling him the truth, but they all tell Harold that he's right and has their support even though their body language doesn't support it. Drew asks if there's going to be a sports section to the magazine, but Libby tells him that she's not aiming for that sort of audience, and her stories are going to be mainly informative about local issues. She tells them she plans to make her first article about her battle with the Chronicle, but Susan doesn't think it's such a good idea. Karl recommends she talks to a lawyer to find out about where she stands with her magazine.
Paul is surprised to see Harold arrive home with a young lad named Dave. Harold explains that he got the call whilst at Drew and Libby's and the boy had no place to go. Paul comments that he's already turning the house into a homeless shelter.
Next morning, Paul is annoyed to hear that Harold won't be taking Dave with him, as he was planning to work in a quiet house. Harold tells him to give a little consideration and offers Dave to stay for breakfast, as he walks through. Harold heads off to the coffee shop.
Just as Leo is about to open his locker, one of the older boys comes and slams his locker shut, demanding the homework. Leo gives it to him, but tells him he's altered the beginning a bit. The boy doesn't like the sound of Leo tampering with it, and starts pushing him around. At that moment both Evan and Susan walk past. Susan watches on from a classroom, while Evan warns the boy, that it's there's any more pushing there'll be trouble. Leo tells Evan everything he was fine till he turned up.
Dave appears with his bags as Paul is playing on a computer game. Dave thanks Paul and is about to head off, when Paul dies. He suggests that Dave has a go on the game before he leaves, as he won't last more than fifteen seconds.
Leo wanders in but ignores Maggie at first. Harold comes over and asks for Maggie's view on the homeless shelter. She tells him that she agrees with the ideas, just not on the street, where she's bringing up her young children, as she likes to know who she's living next door to. Harold thanks her for her honesty. Evan arrives with Libby, who proceeds to ask Maggie some questions regarding law and setting up her business. As Maggie explains, Evan watches on as the boys from school walk past and start talking to Leo. Over at the counter, the boys tease Leo about how his 'daddy never leaves him alone'.
Susan arrives to meet Karl, who is still worried about Darcy. She apologises for it, but he reminds her that he's family to her and you should be able to trust family. He realises that the deadline is soon approaching.
Dave is still going strong on the computer game and has reached level seven. Paul asks about his family, and they both discover that each has a dad who is an alcoholic. Dave is surprised that Paul isn't at school yet, and he admits that he doesn't enjoy it either. Dave tells him he's not planning to stick around for VCE as there would be no point. They head off to kick a football.
While the rest of the children are piling into class, Leo asks Eddie (the boy who was bullying him) if he's had a chance to change the essay yet. Eddie tells Leo that it was his job to do that, but Leo tells him he should've put his own view on it. Evan walks in and they all sit down. He tells them they haven't found a replacement yet for Mrs Bell, and begins to ask for their essays to be handed in. He notices that Eddie and another boy have handed in the same essay. He tells them to go and wait outside.
Evan and Susan follow the boys out of her office. Susan tells Evan that they won't suspend the boys this time, just give them a fail for the assessment. Evan recons that they should make an example out of them as they can't allow essay scams to keep going around the school. He starts questioning Susan's judgement by asking what would happen if it crept up to years 11 and 12 and the exam board found out. Susan asks if this is because he has a personal dislike towards Eddie, but Evan claims he genuinely feels strongly about it.
Dave and Paul arrive and Harold inquires as to why Paul isn't at school. Paul tells him he was feeling a bit sick, so Harold tells him he'll write him a note, as they all know what Susan's like. Paul and Dave go and grab a table, leaving Harold to tell Karl about the meeting he's got planned.
Outside, Karl runs into Maggie. He tells her about Harold's meeting that is going to be taking place, and asks if she'll reconsider her thoughts on the matter. Maggie is surprised that Karl is no longer holding his 'not in my backyard approach', but Karl tells her he wishes people would see that and see that it's a good thing for the community.
Leo opens his locker and all his papers fall out on to the floor. Susan walks past and offers him a hand at picking them up; he politefully declines. Susan tells him that she's seen what Eddie has been doing and will be keeping a special eye on him. She sends him on his way.
Karl arrives and tells Susan that he's heading for a battle with Darcy, and there's no way he can afford to pay him out. Susan asks about an independent quote, but Karl tells her if Total Cover are prepared to pay $1.6 million, then that is what the surgery is worth, and he'll have to go along with it. The days of private small surgery's are over. Karl admits that he enjoyed spending time talking to his patients, even if it didn't make money; so Susan tells him that that's what they'll fight for. Karl tells her it won't work.